Construction begins at RAF Lakenheath
Construction has begun on facilities that will be home to two US F35 squadrons at RAF Lakenheath.
The site will include the construction of a flight simulator facility, a maintenance unit, new hangars and storage facilities.
The work is being carried out by the Kier VolkerFitzpatrick joint venture under a £160 million contract with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation. The contract award is the first in a wider programme of work to support US Air Force operations in the UK, with more than $1 billion expected to be invested in the UK over the next decade.
The base will be ready to welcome the first aircraft in 2021.
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